Pics: Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar flaunt their kite-flying skills

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New Delhi/Ahmedabad: This week, the skies in India's major cities just got brighter and more colourful.

On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, many cities in India organised the cultural programme of kite-flying on Sunday.

In Gujarat's capital, Ahmedabad, the state Chief Minister Narendra Modi took participation in kite-flying while Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pulled some kite-strings in Patna.

Here are few pics of the Kite-flying from various cities. Let's take a look:

In Ahmedabad

BJPs PM candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi flies a kite during the 26th International kite festival in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Modi pulling strings...

Narendra Modi inaugurated the three-day International Kite Festival (IKF) 2014 at the Sabarmati riverfront on Sunday and also impressed the crowd by flaunting his kite-flying skills.

Modi also highlighted Gujarat tourism

The BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that the kite festival signifies love for nature, environment and tourism and a special energy is derived from such festivities.

Kites are source of livelihood for poor: Modi

Highlighting that the kite market in 2001-02 was Rs 30-35 crore, Modi said it has crossed Rs 500 crore and become a source of livelihood for the poorest of the poor.

When rivals together flew Kites...

Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar and state BJP chief Sushil Kumar MOdi enjoying kite-flying in Patna on Sunday.

Kite-flying festival in various cities

Organised by the Gujarat government, the 26th Annual International Kite Festival is going on from 7th Jan till 14th Jan at various places in the state and other metro cities.

Kite-flying festival in various cities

In Ahmedabad, Folk dancers performing during kite-flying festival on Sunday.

Kite-flying festival in various cities

This kite pays tribute to the Delhi gangrape victim who was brutally gangraped on December 16 night in a moving bus in the national capital. She later succumbed to the internal injuries on Dec 29 in a Singapore hospital.

Kite-flying festival in various cities

In Delhi, the festival hosted 40 professional kite flyers from France, Russia, Ukraine, Malaysia, Vietnam and Estonia-besides Indian masters.

Kite-flying festival in various cities

In Mangalore, the enthusiastic crowd enjoying the spectacular kite-flying cultural programme on Sunday.

Kite-flying festival in various cities

In Vadodara, National and international kite masters flew their kites at Sabarmati river front.

Kite-flying festival in various cities

In Jaipur: The Rajasthan capital also celebrated the kite festival with kites in striking shapes and delightful colours.

Kite-flying festival in various cities

In Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, some girls and women flying-kite to celebrate Makar Sankranti festival.

Kite-flying festival in various cities

In the holy city, Varanasi, two foreigners holding a bundle of kites. It seems they are all set to fly these colourful kites...

Kite-flying festival in various cities

In Mumbai, a boy is seen flying a kite on Sunday. In Mumbai, the festival venues were Priyadarshini Park and Sports Complex, Malabar Hills.

Kite-flying festival in various cities

In Delhi's heart, Connaught Place, a woman is flying kite on Sunday.

Kite-flying festival in various cities

In Hyderabad, Modi says Hi! A NaMo-shaped kite became a big hit in the market.

 

 

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